Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Caregiver Training: Understanding Child Sex Trafficking in Wisconsin

Sex trafficking of children is a growing concern nationally and in Wisconsin. Sex trafficking of minors has been identified, investigated and charged in most, if not all, counties within Wisconsin. It is both an urban and rural issue.

This course is designed to provide caregivers with information about what child sex trafficking is and how children are recruited and trafficked.  As a caregiver, you have a unique and special role to play in caring and healing for those that have been or are vulnerable to sex trafficking. In these six modules, you will learn about the:

  • Scope of child sex trafficking;
  • Dynamics of child sex trafficking;
  • Factors that increase a child’s vulnerability to trafficking;
  • Indicators that a child has been trafficked;
  • The experience of leaving sex trafficking;
  • Strategies to use to reduce child vulnerabilities to trafficking;
  • Steps to be taken if it is suspected that a child placed in your home has been involved in or is at-risk of sex trafficking; and
  • Where to find additional resources.

 

Which Caregiver Training: Understanding Child Sex Trafficking in Wisconsin should I complete?

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I have a PDS Online Account

To complete the online course in PDS Online, log into your PDS Online account using this link to access the Caregiver Training: Understanding Child Sex Trafficking in Wisconsin course.

I do not have a PDS Online Account

This course is intended for caregivers of children in out of home care who do not have a PDS Online account and do not need one. Complete the course by accessing the modules on this page.